Pokémon HOME offers a lot of awesome features to help you trade into the service from a host of Pokémon games or to help you trade Pokémon with other users. Anyone who signs up for a premium subscription plan will be automatically enrolled in subscription renewal. If you've tested out the premium subscription and have decided it's not for you, then you're definitely going to want to cancel it. Here's how to do that.
How to cancel the premium Pokémon HOME subscription
You will need to cancel the subscription from the version you purchased it from. For instance, if you purchased Pokémon HOME premium from your Nintendo Switch, you won't be able to cancel from the Pokémon HOME smartphone app. In this case, you can only cancel it from your Nintendo Switch.
Cancel on your phone
- Open the mobile app.
- Tap the screen to get past the start menu.
- Select the hamburger button at the bottom of the screen.
- Select Options.
- The next screen will land you on the Account tab. Select Check Plan.
- Select Manage Plan Renewal.
- You'll be taken to the App Store to manage your subscription. Select Cancel subscription.
Cancel on your Nintendo Switch
- From the Switch's main menu, select Nintendo eShop.
- If there are multiple accounts on your Switch, make sure to select the account that purchased the premium Pokémon HOME subscription.
- Select your user icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Scroll down to Your Subscriptions.
- Select Turn off Automatic Renewal on the right side of the screen. Note that if it doesn't say Turn off Automatic Renewal, that you either didn't sign up for automatic renewal, or that automatic renewal has already been turned off.
- Select Turn Off. Note that the box will tell you how much longer you can currently use the service for.
The premium subscription for Pokémon HOME isn't for everyone. If you don't forsee yourself using this service all that frequently then you likely won't benefit much from the paid version. It's a little strange that you can only cancel your subscription based on which version of the service (mobile or Nintendo Switch) you purchased it from, but that's how it goes.
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Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.